|John Thrasher was elected FSU BOT chair about two months
after he admitted to an ethics violation|
“Sure I regret it, but it was not an intentional violation,” Thrasher said in a quote published by the newspaper.
According to the Times-Union, “In February, Thrasher asked a group of South Florida lawmakers to attend a luncheon to meet with Tad Foote, then-president of the University of Miami and one of Thrasher’s clients.”
The Times-Union added that: “Thrasher could have faced a $10,000 fine because of the infraction. In 1993, he was fined $500 for lobbying a state medical board on behalf of the Florida Medical Association.”
Gov. Jeb Bush had appointed Thrasher to the inaugural Florida State University Board of Trustees in June, 2001. The board later elected him to serve as its first-ever chair on September 24, 2001.